https://spectator.sme.sk/r/25/politics-and-society/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator1970-01-01T01:00:00ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20629063/prisoner-escaped-and-caught.htmlPrisoner escaped and caught2017-08-18T15:08:11ZHe was back in his cell a few hours later.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628041/people-of-pezinok-fighting-against-landfill-again.htmlPeople of Pezinok fighting against landfill again2017-08-17T18:00:00ZDispute over controversial Pezinok waste dump, which started 18 years ago, continues.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628658/gliders-dominate-the-sky-above-nitra.htmlGliders dominate the sky above Nitra2017-08-17T13:29:56ZThe historic planes met for the first time already.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628653/regional-authority-stops-money-for-school-that-warned-against-fascists.htmlRegional authority stops money for school that warned against fascists2017-08-17T13:20:23ZThough there is no obvious link between the criticism and the decision to scrap the subsidy, there are some indications.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628635/crisis-ends-in-dankos-defeat.htmlCrisis ends in Danko’s defeat2017-08-17T13:08:54ZEducation minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628271/poprad-mayor-caught-drunk-driving.htmlPoprad mayor caught drunk-driving2017-08-17T05:41:38ZThe mayor of the eastern-Slovak city could lose his job.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628232/second-airbus-joins-the-governments-fleet.htmlSecond Airbus joins the government’s fleet2017-08-17T05:03:00ZIt is the last aircraft purchased as part of the modernisation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627915/education-minister-will-depart.htmlPM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation2017-08-16T14:14:42ZEducation Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627894/emergency-departments-will-change.htmlEmergency departments will change2017-08-16T14:11:00ZThe new network is expected to be finished in three years.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627413/minister-richter-to-withdraw-cisty-den-accreditation.htmlMinister Richter to withdraw Čistý Deň accreditation2017-08-16T05:34:57ZThe Labour Ministry had not withdrawn the accreditation earlier, despite committee recommendations.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627391/interior-minister-will-not-be-prosecuted-for-corruption.htmlInterior minister will not be prosecuted for corruption2017-08-16T05:03:45ZThe prosecutor’s office does not find his business with tax fraud suspect suspicious.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627384/southern-slovakia-will-face-heat-again.htmlSouthern Slovakia will face heat again2017-08-16T04:23:31ZThe first-level warning is issued for the 16th and 17th.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626984/slovaks-are-concerned-by-extremism.htmlSlovaks are concerned by extremism2017-08-15T13:49:30ZThe poll showed there are no differences in the perception of extremism among various social environments.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626972/meeting-of-coalition-leaders-postponed-again.htmlMeeting of coalition leaders postponed again2017-08-15T13:47:24ZMeanwhile the Government Office claims there is no need to organise a meeting.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626490/plavcan-announces-new-call-for-research-proposals-and-new-evaluators.htmlPlavčan announces new call for research proposals and new evaluators2017-08-15T05:44:51ZThe opposition is calling on him to do more.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626157/western-slovakia-shocked-by-violent-storms.htmlWestern Slovakia shocked by violent storms2017-08-14T15:36:53ZAfter past similar events in other regions, now western Slovakia, mostly the Bratislava and Trnava regions, were hit by a storm and whirlwind amounting to a cyclone on the evening of August 10.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626133/cisty-den-case-re-opened.htmlČistý Deň case re-opened2017-08-14T14:59:45ZOne of the Čistý Deň (i.e. Clean Day) re-socialisation centre’s former employees has been charged with sexual abuse, police confirmed. Also, the ministry has re-opened the issue of accreditation being withdrawn from the centre.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626129/coalition-council-meeting-postponed-allegedly-due-to-pms-health.htmlCoalition council meeting postponed, allegedly due to PM’s health2017-08-14T14:43:02ZPrime Minister Robert Fico, who one day earlier held a public talk, cited health issues as the reason for skipping the planned August 11 coalition council meeting.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623792/towns-and-cities-battle-the-heat.htmlTowns and cities battle the heat2017-08-14T06:30:00ZRegional capitals finance measures to fight climate changes from their own budgets.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623828/quote-of-the-week.htmlQuote of the week2017-08-11T06:30:00Z“You are pathetic, all of you.”https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623906/army-to-get-more-soldiers-and-technology.htmlArmy to get more soldiers and technology2017-08-11T05:25:25ZSlovakia should be part of defence initiative of Europe, PM Fico says.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623877/police-will-not-prosecute-meciar.htmlPolice will not prosecute Mečiar2017-08-11T04:13:29ZThe statute of limitations in the case has expired.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622655/what-is-the-plavcan-scandal-all-about.htmlWhat is the Plavčan scandal all about?2017-08-10T14:10:41ZSuspicions about the flawed drawing of EU funds at the Education Ministry have turned into a major scandal for the current government.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623387/slovakia-had-an-almost-record-tropical-night.htmlSlovakia had an almost record tropical night2017-08-10T14:01:46ZIn the village of Kamanová, on the lee side of the Tríbeč mountain range in western Slovakia, the night of August 10 almost broke temperature records.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623490/dankos-letter-sends-coalition-in-turmoil.htmlDanko’s letter sends coalition in turmoil2017-08-10T13:25:52ZSmer, Most-Híd and SNS believe they are the only alternative for government, early elections unlikely.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623069/head-of-bratislava-region-proposes-free-public-transport.htmlHead of Bratislava Region proposes free public transport2017-08-10T06:57:26ZExperts warn that free transport may bring over-crowding and other problems.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622617/a-member-of-the-takacovci-gang-will-remain-in-custody.htmlA member of the Takáčovci gang will remain in custody2017-08-09T13:20:10ZThe Supreme Court has turned down the proposal to release Václav K. on bail.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622347/lgbti-people-in-the-regions-we-change-peoples-minds.htmlLGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds2017-08-09T09:45:00ZBratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions, far away from the anonymous environment of the capital.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622233/first-sentence-in-the-neo-nazi-attack-on-the-mariatchi-bar-valid.htmlFirst sentence in the neo-Nazi attack on the Mariatchi bar is valid2017-08-09T09:26:00ZJán Ďurov will be punished for kicking the owner of the downtown Nitra bar in the head and breaking his leg.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622238/heat-and-warnings-return.htmlUPDATED: Heat and warnings return2017-08-09T09:24:25ZThe temperatures on August 9 and 10 again be very high.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622227/the-person-who-left-300000-in-a-backpack-was-found.htmlThe person who left €300,000 in a backpack was found2017-08-09T06:44:11ZThe Prešov man who forgot the backpack was a long-time manager of state railways.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621873/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-coalition-crisis.html5 things you need to know about the coalition crisis2017-08-08T13:57:37ZJunior coalition nationalist SNS has withdrawn from the coalition agreement. What comes next?https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621886/more-charges-brought-against-well-known-neo-nazi.htmlMore charges brought against well-known neo-Nazi2017-08-08T13:37:15ZMarián Magát may be punished for his speech at a demonstration in Prague in summer 2015.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621476/sns-leader-danko-unexpectedly-withdraws-from-coalition-agreement.htmlSNS leader Danko unexpectedly withdraws from coalition agreement2017-08-07T23:38:16ZPM Fico finds the Danko’s move absurd and convened a session of the Coalition Council for Tuesdayhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621274/exhibition-of-human-bodies-draws-protests.htmlExhibition of human bodies draws protests2017-08-07T16:29:38ZThe exhibition of human bodies delivered by the Chinese police, which is to take place in Bratislava’s Incheba complex, is drawing protests from various groups even before its opening.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20620562/russian-propaganda-spreads-hoax-about-european-sanctions-against-us.htmlRussian propaganda spreads hoax about European sanctions against US2017-08-07T08:17:35Z“Alternative media” produced a variety of hoaxes last week.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618785/defence-minister-presents-new-helicopters-to-slovak-air-force.htmlDefence minister presents new helicopters to Slovak Air Force2017-08-04T04:51:07ZThe Defence Ministry is purchasing nine helicopters worth $261 million via a US government programme.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618799/police-examination-ended-with-beating-of-witness.htmlPolice examination ended with beating of witness2017-08-04T04:42:56ZThe case will be addressed by the general prosecutor and a parliament committee.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618260/police-will-not-charge-lsns-mp-krupa-for-statuses-on-social-network.htmlPolice will not charge ĽSNS MP Krupa for statuses on social network2017-08-03T14:54:48ZThe extremist MP will not be the fourth deputy of the ĽSNS party to be charged with extremist crime. He claims the outrageous statuses are not his work.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618225/poll-majority-wants-a-candidate-against-kotlebas-party.htmlPoll: Majority wants a candidate against Kotleba’s party2017-08-03T14:50:17ZPolitical parties should put up a single candidate for regional governor to challenge the incumbent one.